Head of a Kore

c. 480–460 BCE
Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Location: 102C Greek
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Kore,which means maiden, is also another name for the Greek goddess Persephone.


This small head probably once belonged to a full-body statuette of a young woman, a miniature of the Archaic Greek kore statue type. She has heavily lidded eyes and wears a double-banded fillet around her hair. The face and front of the hair are damaged and weathered. A statuette such as this one was likely made as a votive gift to a goddess.
Head of a Kore

Head of a Kore

c. 480–460 BCE

Greece, Amorgos

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